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On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine.

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Douglas Adams
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TAKE ME TO MERCY takes place in the early 1970’s. It is the story of a young woman named Jo, as she moves from her 20’s into her 30’s, and the women’s movement that holds her along her way.

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Kathie Olsen
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Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy's debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.

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-Flamingo-
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Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works.

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Ernest Hemingway
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Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk.

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Neil Gaiman
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble.

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Neil Gaiman
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The story of the love affair and marriage between Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway.

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Paula McLain
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A chance email begins a friendship with one of the founders of the new Townsend moon colony and Quinn Alexander finds himself with access to one of the most sought after stories on earth.

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Diane L. Thompson
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Crime and Punishment (1866) is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society.

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion o

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Leo Tolstoy,Constance Garnett
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The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in

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Homer
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All Quiet on the Western Front

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E. M. Remarque
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An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s.

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Ken Kesey
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A heroic story of friendship and belonging No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out.

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S. E. Hinton
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success

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Harper Lee
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Nobel Laureate Pearl S.

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Pearl S. Buck
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The Pied Piper Classics series offers a beautifully formatted collection of some of the finest writers of the past two centuries; an invitation to explore how certain themes of the human condition

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Jane Austen
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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying.

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Isaac Asimov
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In one of the most universally loved and admired English novels, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters.

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Jane Austen
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For centuries, the faeries have used their secret portals to wreak havoc on Elvendom. At last, determined to crush the sinister creatures who plague them, the elves resolve to subdue Faeryland.

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A. A. Radda
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When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of his

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How and why did the Cold War begin? How and why did it end?

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Thomas G. Paterson
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Meyers's book is a major study in Jacksonian democracy and in the art of analyzing political communications.

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Marvin Meyers
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mike Interesting depiction of Jacksonian school of thought. While the text seemed too scholarly at times, the book offers great insight into Americanism at its time.

Night -- A terrifying account  of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young  Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of  his family...the death of his innocence...and the  death of his

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Elie Wiesel
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From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

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Leo Tolstoy
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Book by Malvaldi, Marco

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Marco Malvaldi
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A cop, a physicist and… an angel (!?) walk into a bar…

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L.J. Hayward
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Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control.

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Lois Lowry
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_______ _ _ _ _ What if your deja vu was really flashes of a life running parallel to your own?

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Amber Michelle Cook
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Patrick Gawain knows monsters. He's seen plenty of the human sort in the Holy Lands, and as he sails home from The First Crusade, a hooded apparition begins to stalk him.

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Adam Copeland
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